Office Assistant

Position: Office Assistant

Location: 11480 Commerce Park Drive, Reston, Virginia

Opening: Immediate

Job Summary: Young America’s Foundation office assistant assists with the day-to-day operation of our national headquarters.


  • Answering the phone and directing calls to appropriate members of the Foundation team
  • Assisting with mailings
  • Assisting with staff projects as necessary
  • Staffing the reception desk as necessary
  • Assisting with on-site event planning, including working with staff and vendors to ensure events are run professionally and efficiently
  • Data entry
  • Other office duties as assigned

Specific physical demands that relate directly to the essential job duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Frequently moves boxes and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds for various office and special events needs
  • The ability to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc., and occasionally to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces

Personal Qualities:

  • Committed to and enthusiastic about Young America’s Foundation’s mission and programs
  • Self-motivated, organized, and flexible
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to comply with YAF policies, procedures, and practices
  • Ability to work as a collaborative, constructive team member


  • 1 to 2 years’ experience in an administrative and/or similar office position preferred
  • Proficient computer skill including Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and ability to navigate a database
  • Effective written and oral communication skills

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, and does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at any time.

Salary will be based on experience and previous salary history.

E-mail cover letter, resume outlining the requirements, professional references, and salary history to*:

Jessica Jensen, Chief of Staff
Young America’s Foundation
11480 Commerce Park Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191


*Incomplete applications (i.e. those suggesting references upon request) will not be considered.



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